Author Collaborative

In Conversation With Smita Das Jain

“That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.”
― Tim O’Brien

I have always been a sucker for fiction that’s close to reality. Stories that are inspired by everyday incidents and people are my favorite. This is probably when a short story anthology, A Slice Of Life, that I recently read was rated so highly by me.

Read my detailed review here

Reading the author’s profile, I was even more inspired and motivated to talk to her. So I reached out to her on social media, not only to convey to her how much I loved her book; but also to ask her to be a guest on the #AuthorCollaborative. It took a while to get our timelines matched, but after she was able to read Love (Try) Angle, we did get a chance to talk to each other.

Check out the book here Love (Try) Angle

In our hour-long session on Instagram Live today, we learned so much about each other.

IG handle: @arusticmind_

I particularly got to learn a great deal about making the switch between fiction and nonfiction writing.

Listen to Smita’s answers here

Her questions, on the other hand, made me reflect on my writing style and the making of Love (Try) Angle.

Listen to my answers here

After asking and answering those intensive questions, we did a fun rapid-fire round where we asked each other some quirky questions too.

Listen to Smita’s answers here

I had fun asking the questions but answering Smita’s questions in this round turned out way more fun!

Listen to my answers here

You can have a look/see at our full conversation in the video below:

Books discussed in the session:

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